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Sheriff's Office, SLED target illegal poker machines, make four arrests

Sheriff's Office, SLED target illegal poker machines, make four arrests
State and local law enforcement officers seized about 20 video poker machines in raids last week, according to the Marlboro County Sheriff's Office.
Sheriff's Office investigators, along with SLED agents, executed search warrants at a building at 215 Grace Heights, Bennettsville, and a home and shop at 3535 Delta Heights Road, Wallace, last Thursday, November 5.

Bulldogs host St. James to open playoffs

Bulldogs host St. James to open playoffs
With the regular season behind and the playoffs about to begin, Marlboro County High head football coach Dean Boyd has one request of the community.
That is to come to McAlpine Stadium to support the local team as they take on St. James High School Friday night.
"In the playoffs, that first win is always the toughest to get.  We need a large, vocal crowd to help us get to the next round," said Boyd.

Man dies in single- car crash on US 15

A Bennettsville man died as a result of a single-vehicle accident last night.
It happened around 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, November 11, on U.S. 15-401 near Laurin Willis Road, between Tatum and Bennettsville. Marlboro County Coroner Tim Brown identified the victim as 27-year-old Dustin Seals.

March for Babies

March for Babies
The 2015 Marlboro-Chesterfield March for Babies to benefit the March of Dimes was held on Saturday, October 31. Participants gathered at First United Methodist Church Family Life Center and then walked throughout downtown Bennettsville celebrating the scientific milestones made worldwide on behalf of healthier babies.  This year's campaign to date has raised over $64,000 through the gifts of corporations, small businesses, civic and social organizations and individuals.   Pictured above is baby Bryce King, this year's March for Babies Ambassador, with his parents, Kyle King and Brooke Soles, and other family members and friends.                                              Photo by Dan McNiel

Clemson coach Taylor finds purpose through passion for education

For many athletes, a brief two-year National Football League career would leave one dispirited, depressed and devalued. But this is not the case for Clio native Rendrick Taylor. With a steadfast commitment to his education as well as the success of others, Taylor is relishing his life as a husband and father and his career as an assistant strength and conditioning coach at Clemson University.